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Old 08-08-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Wicked Just another TAT ride report, on a Harley DirtBag

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This past winter, I was reading about the trans america trail, & had not seen where anyone had done it on a harley.

Its the trans AMERICA trail, and I think its time an american bike did it.

(maybe it has been done, but it hasnt been done by ME!)

So, what to do it on?

I love my dirtster, but I've always had this weird urge to build a dual sport bike out of a bagger.

My newest monstrosity, the DirtBag!

I'm heading to the Horizons Unlimited meet in NC today, then sunday I will start the TAT.

I hope the bike is up to it, as usual, my build time ran out, & I havent been able to put many miles on it, been in europe all summer.

I had a few electrical problems, but hope those are sorted out now.

Yes, I know theres some trails out west that may not be possible, but I will give them a try. If it was easy, everyone would do it.


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Old 08-08-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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Good luck!

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Old 08-08-2013, 10:15 AM   #3
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Awesome work on the DirtBag! The TAT will be bagged!
I look forward to more...
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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Aye...oh sure and of course you can do it on your Harley... like you said; out West-- maybe still but....give it a go....

Did it on mine in 2011...

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Old 08-08-2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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Doug does the TAT on a Harley... what could possibly go wrong?

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Old 08-08-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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Methinks that perhaps you will be needing a winch anchor that is somewhat more substantial.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:58 AM   #8
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Damn Doug, I can't wait to see how this trip goes! I've always been amazed at some of the places that people have taken an Electra Glide through.

Good luck and safe travels.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:28 PM   #9
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #11
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Methinks that perhaps you will be needing a winch anchor that is somewhat more substantial.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:01 PM   #12
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